Liking The Bucs

November 6th, 2022

This has Joe’s head spinning wondering if Joe could make an easy few bucks, or light money on fire.

A pair of guys in the know when it comes to wagering seem to think the Bucs are due to shake off the rust and put together a decent game today.

Former sportswriter turned handicapper Matt Youmans and former Al Davis, Bill Walsh and Bill Belicheat coffee fetcher and NFL GM Michael Lombardi hopped on VSiN yesterday to discuss wagering on the Rams-Bucs game.

They are both riding the Bucs, but you can tell neither is confident. The Bucs don’t exactly instill confidence in gamblers. In the last six games, the Bucs are 0-6 against the spread to go along with a 1-5 record.

The Bucs are favored today by three points.

Of course, for the Bucs to cover the spread, they need to somehow stop a guy who has given them fits for years. That’s Cooper Kupp. And this guy lights up Todd Bowles’ defenses.

In four games against the Bucs, Kupp has 38 catches for 545 yards and four touchdowns. His worst game against the Bucs came last year in a blowout win at Los Angeles when Kupp only (ahem) had 96 yards receiving.

Youmans claimed Kupp is responsible for 31 percent of the Rams’ total offense since the start of the 2021 season. Joe did the math and found that Kupp had 34 percent of the Rams’ offense since the beginning of the 2021 season.

So, 31 or 34, it doesn’t matter. Kupp is a stud.

You can watch Lombardi and Youmans discuss today’s game in the VSiN video below.

10 Responses to “Liking The Bucs”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Is there any real reason to trust this current version of the Bucs? NO, but it would be nice to see a win.
    It is like before Brady came to the Bucs, just hoping for a win by most fans has become normal again in Buccaneer Ville.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. Onetrickpony Says:

    It’s time for a win, past time for a win, and I hope they win, but I’m not going to get my hopes up that high again. I at this point have little faith in the coaches we have. It’s proven it time and it will take more than just this one win,if they win, for me to change my opinion of Frick and Frack. I sure wouldn’t bet a dime on either of them at this point

  3. ClwJB Says:

    Dumb and dumber will likely revert to their normal selves by the 4th quarter just in time to lose another heartbreaker

    Not sure how anyone with a brain could bet one penny on this horrific team

    Painful to watch this crumble in one off season of lax coaching from a quiet, mild mannered all around good guy who just doesn’t have what it takes to motivate and lead men at the highest level

    This pair would do great at USF, they just aren’t NFL prime

  4. Oddball Says:

    “Bucs are due to shake off the rust and put together a decent game“

    Nope. Gotta shake off the Byron Leftwich game plan first.

  5. Jeff Says:

    Bet on the Rams to cover. Easy money. Why? AARON DONALD!

  6. Dave in Winter Park, Fla Says:

    Joe, You think the Bucs are gonna beat the Rams ❓Because 2 VSiN Opinion men say so. This is why the Rams (+3) @CircaSports beat the Bucs. 1. You think Todd Bowles is a better NFL Head Football Coach than Sean McVay ? McVay has a major coaching edge in this game. Also, how many Bowles former Assistant Coaches became NFL Head Coaches ? ZERO. McVay, Several. Edge Rams. 2. Rams are 5-0, 5-0 (ATS) last 5 games In Tampa Bay. 3. Rams are 3-0 (SU) 3-0 (ATS) vs Tom Brady since Brady became the Bucs QB in 2020. Bottom Line, the Rams own the Bucs, Just like UCF owns South Florida in College Football. Just wait for the Bucs to get boat raced by the Seahawks in Munich next Sunday. Dave Corcoran, 2018 Westgate Super Contest, Winter Park, Florida.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Bucs have to prove to me that they can win a game before I would bet on them….

  8. Marine Buc Says:

    What will change?

    Our defense may be a little better with Hicks, Davis and SMB returning.

    Maybe Devin White will play like he has a sack today? Perhaps he is tired of being called a p*$$y…

    But our offense will probably still stink up the place… Same crap O-line – Same immobile 45 year old QB – Same RBs gaining 2 yds per carry – Same MORONIC offensive coordinator…

    I hope they can turn it around but my expectations are very low at this point.

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Part of me wants the Bucs to win today, but I have to admit, another part of me want to see us lose today, and lose again to the Seahawks in Germany.
    Why do I feel this way ?
    Because is we lose today, and again to the Seahawks, it will certainly cause a Team Implosion, and maybe, just maybe, we can all get to the bottom of what really happened to Bruce Arians.
    Was he forced out by Brady, like some people think, or did he just out of the blue choose to retire because with Brady coming back, he felt the time would be right to turn things over to Todd Bowles.

    Also, an overall team implosion might get players talking about what is really going on, in the locker room, and their TRUE feelings about Tom Brady and Todd Bowles.

    AS a long time Bucs Fan, of course I want us to win today. But also as a long time Bucs fan, I have learned to “roll with the punches”, and take whatever hand I am dealt by the Bucs.

    In our past losing seasons, as fans we were all forced to speculate on who we would draft, who our new coach/coaches would be, etc, etc, etc.

    So, if we lose today, and lose to the Seahawks in Germany, we will all have no choice as Bucs Fans to “roll with the punches”.

  10. Wild Bill Says:

    The Bucs are so foul smelling it’s hard to watch. Total fail.